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Pullman at a Glance: National Parks in the 21st Century

When you think of National Parks, you probably think of parks like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, both spacious parks of natural wonder that receive over… 903 more words

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Sunlight and Shadow

A shaft of sunlight falls across the floor of the drawing room in Westport House, County Mayo. The parquet was laid by George, third Marquess of Sligo in 1855, one of a number of changes he made to the building during that decade, which also included a new principal staircase of Sicilian marble. 40 more words

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How the Park Board "went along" as Baltimore turned playgrounds into police stations

On August 14, 1957, the Baltimore Sun published an editorial inspired by the proposal to locate a new Civic Center in Druid Hill Park despite strong objections by the Baltimore Park Board. 589 more words

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Gilmore Cabin - Montpelier Weekend (Part 3)

Last Saturday’s events at Montpelier ended with a special program and visitor.  The program took place at the Gilmore cabin.  First, Dr. Matthew Reeves, Director of… 205 more words

Happy Earth Day!

In pondering and appreciating enjoying the outdoors today, I couldn’t help but think back to how nicely this Frank Lloyd Wright window framed the ravine beyond on the tour I took in Glencoe, Illinois, last week. 53 more words

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A Cheeky Welcome


Peep around the life-size marble sculpture of Venus newly-emerged from her bath and you can see a view of the central hall at Mount Stewart, County Down. 121 more words

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The Scattering


When that chronicle of loss, Vanishing Country Houses of Ireland was published in 1988, it did not include Glyde Court, County Louth. There must have seemed no need to feature the place; the last member of the original family to own the estate had only died five years earlier and it would have been presumed another would now take over Glyde Court. 1,853 more words

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